F ransalian I nitiatives for D evelopmental & E ducational S ervices in India FIDESIndia Commitment to the development of the human person and of the society
Founded in September 2003 Fr. Shibu Jacob MSFS Executive Director PIONEERS Dr. Mathew Kozhuppakalam MSFS Rosamma Thomas – Directress NEST
We, at FIDESIndia are committed to creating a just and equitable social order and believe in the ability of the human individual for transformation towards responsible well being
Responsible well-being recognizes obligations to others, both present and future generations and to their quality of life. In general, the word responsible has a moral force attached to that. Well-being is experienced as quality of life. It is open to the whole range of human experience; physical, social, mental and spiritual as well as material.
40% of India's population is below the age of 18 years which at 400 million is the world's largest child population. At 17 million, India is home to world's largest population of child labourers. (this is the official figure; activists claim the actual number is closer to four fold). Less than half of India's children between the age 6 and 14 go to school. One in every ten children is disabled in India. Only 38% of India's children below the age of 2 years are immunized. Almost one in every five children in India below the age of 14 suffers from diarrhea, an easily preventable disease `
SITUATION OF CHILDREN IN INDIA TODAY A child is born every 2 seconds in India 60 million children under the age of 6 exist below the poverty line More than half of India's children are malnourished. Almost 2 million children in India die every year before reaching their first birthday. One in 11 dies before the fifth birthday. 7 to 8 lakh children die every year from easily preventable diseases like diarrhoea. Only 15 to 20 percent of Indian children grow to their full potential. Sex ratio for children up to six years is 927 females per 1000 males. India has 30 percent of the world's births, 20 percent of the world's maternal deaths, and 25 percent of the world's child deaths.
EDUCATION More than 25 million primary school-age children are not in school. Sixty-five million children aged 6-14 years were not getting 112,000 are single teacher schools and 25,000 primary school teachers are Para teachers. India’s state of education contributes generously to the numbers of working children. The dropout rate stands at 53% for classes I –VIII institutions in India, (Census- 2001, released in 2005)
CHILD LABOUR Conservative estimate of working children in India is the 2001 census of 12.06 million Child labor estimates range from 10 million to 100 million The 1991 Census - 9.1million full-time child workers; additional 2.2 million children in part-time work Non-governmental organizations estimate - 60 and 115 million child laborers in India the largest number anywhere in the world The number of out-of-school workers - estimated at around 120 million children, a proxy indicator for child labor Indian Government states : around 2 million children employed in hazardous work
ACTIVITIES OF FIDESIndia SOCIETY Supportive Educational Initiatives (SEI) Integral Rural Development Initiatives (IRDI) Natural Calamities-Rehabilitation Initiatives(NCRI)
FIDESIndia SOCIETY INTERVENES THROUGH SUPPORTIVE EDUCATION WHY SUPPORTIVE EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES? Investment in education especially primary education is one of the most important determinants of human welfare, opportunity, and economic growth. The low earnings of poor people are partly a consequence of their low levels of skill and literacy. Better educated people adapt more easily to new technologies and have higher rates of productivity.
Sunshine/Kiran : Financial assistance to poor students and support to drop outs Gurukula : Free tuition centers and personality development programs for urban and rural children Prateeksha : Boys Homes for poor children NEST (Nurturing and Educating for Social Transformation ): A village for orphan, semi orphan and gifted but poor children Colour Fest/Rangoli : Talent Enhancement and Value Education programme for rural schools Spoorthy : A Resource and documentation center for Education and Awareness SUPPORTIVE EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES (SEI) TARGET GROUP: CHILDREN
FIDESIndia TEAM WITH VOLUNTEERS FROM UNIVERSITY OF BURGOS, SPAIN
Eco-watch: An attempt to instill concern for creation in the minds of the youth as they determine the course of action for the morrow. CGSR- Children’s Group for Self Reliance: A venture to instill in the mind of the children a need for education and a civic sense. BALA SANGAMA – 12 th February 2011- 700 children from our tuition centres, slum and village schools participated. Organized by FIDES Staff, Volunteers from academic institutions and local animators
Conducting various training programmes Research in development National Integration Programmes Awareness Programmes for urban and rural women Formation and Nurturing of Self Help Groups Legal aid programmes Health Camps/ Pro life Programmes Training of Grass root level workers/activists INTEGRAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES (IRDI) TARGET GROUP: WOMEN AND YOUTH
NATURAL CALAMITIES - REHABILITATION INITIATIVES (NCRI) Rehabilitation Programme for Victims Educational support for children of victims Counselling Services OTHER ACTIVITIES Research in development Human Resource Development Awareness programmes for urban and rural people
Let us be agents of newness… … in the society!!
Let us join our hands to effect transformation…